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Old 05-03-2006, 09:53 PM
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Chrysler Imperial lower control arm interchange

I am working on a 1968 Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe. (this car is a BARGE!)
I need some front lower control arms and I found some 67's. Will these interchange 67 to 68? Are there other years that will fit? From what I understand, Imperials are a whole different car from any other in the Chrysler line during those years. I may be misinformed though. I do know that they don't call them chryslers in the factory manual though. They call them just Imperial.
Thanks for reading this, mikey

Oh and if you are wondering... We already have a built 440 with 3 deuces and a 727, a 9" lincoln town car rear with disc brakes, 4 bars and air bags for the rear. Shockwaves for the front. we're going to do some shaving on the body and get rid of about 400 pounds of chrome trim. If I ever start really working on this I'll put progress pics up.
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Four words come to mind when looking at it ...

TOO FAT to Fly ...

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It ain't too fat to CRIUSE though.
That's why it's called a BARGE.

hahahahaha, It's my friends car. His taste in cars was clearly aquired during his formative years...In Mississippi

I can picture that car..
floating in a canal..
loaded with coal or bricks
or rusty old iron ingots.
with a big rope
hooked to a mule on the levee
It's being dragged to some giant mill
and the old is guy singing, (I'll bet deuce can sing real low)
"swing low, sweet dooggy dodge,
comin fo' to carry me home" (no I don't know the words)

and I'm sure that is where this car is heading...
unless someone can tell me if those 1967 lower control arms will work!!!!!

maybe I'll look into a straight axle...what do you guys think of a Imperial....Gasser style...where's malc?
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I can picture that car..
floating in a canal..
loaded with coal or bricks
or rusty old iron ingots.
with a big rope
hooked to a mule on the levee
It's being dragged to some giant mill
and the old is guy singing, (I'll bet Deuce can sing real low)
"swing low, sweet dooggy dodge,
comin fo' to carry me home" (no I don't know the words)

and I'm sure that is where this car is heading...
unless someone can tell me if those 1967 lower control arms will work!!!!!
I hate to be the one to save it BUT ...

My Hollander says that the 67 to 73 Imperial interchange ...
Hollander #664 ... in my old Hollander exchange ...
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:43 PM
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So was it the huck finn visual or the thought of that behemouth as a gasser that made you go get the hollander out?

In any event, Thank you deuce.

(I guess we should dump this thread now so no one will know that deuce has a soft spot for old chryslers )

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(I guess we should dump this thread now so no one will know that deuce has a soft spot for old chryslers )

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I actually have a wide diverse taste in automobiles ... but can only afford the lowly ... poor man's everyday 1932 Ford ...
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I think building the Imperial is a great idea. It will certainly be a nice comfortable cruiser.
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That Imperial should make a great cruiser. What are the plans for the body/ paint and upholstery? The reason Duece can't afford an Imperial or any other rod/custom is because he can only afford three lowly ... poor man's everyday 1932 Fords.
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That Imperial should make a great cruiser. What are the plans for the body/ paint and upholstery? The reason Duece can't afford an Imperial or any other rod/custom is because he can only afford three lowly ... poor man's everyday 1932 Fords.
I really feel sorry for Duece!
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Ya know?----kinda looks like Smiley is wonderin' what happened to his favorite wheel

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Ya know?----kinda looks like Smiley is wonderin' what happened to his favorite wheel

Bryan
No need to worry, He found my motorhome. The front tires are now looking just like the wall behind the liquer store.

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That Imperial should make a great cruiser. What are the plans for the body/ paint and upholstery? The reason Duece can't afford an Imperial or any other rod/custom is because he can only afford three lowly ... poor man's everyday 1932 Fords.
But chicks dig him ....and guys want to be him

Here is the side of the car without my little puppy.


Ok, the body will get filled with sheetmetal from the topmost chrome strip that runs the length of the body down.
This will get rid of the 2 stupid ribs that are there. The door handles and rain drain are going away as is the chrome trim around the base of the roof.

The chrome center strip on the hood is getting pitched and the hood will probably get a little peak there.
Skirts stay, The giant bumpers stay as do those big chrome bulbous things on the ends of the quarter panels.

The full width taillight is a keeper. The 500 pound aluminum casting that is the grill is staying also. All the chrome that's left will get done over with black chrome.

I think Gary, (it's his car), wants to paint it smoke grey with some kind of silver ghost flames.
I don't pay alot of attention to paint.

The interior will probably stay for a while as it is the original leather and is in ok shape.

Here is where I am today. the stock stuff was very gross.

here is the cutout with a shockwave in it.



here is the upper control arm /shockwave mount modified and stock


We are using the small shockwaves and letting the stock torsion bars hold the majority of the weight. We will just unwind the adjustors some till it slams.

I think this car needs a name. how about....The Barge rod?


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We will just unwind the adjustors some till it slams.

I think this car needs a name. how about....The Barge rod?


Later, mikey
Too Long N' Too Low
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KING B (B for barge)
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Too Long N' Too Low
the 67 300-------two inches longer than the Imperial, but a much slippery looking car. 68 300----same length

NOT bashing Mikey's project.

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